Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Nobuo Kaneko, Takashi Shimura, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Bokuzen Hidari, Minoru Chiaki, Miki Odagiri
Released in: 1956
Running: 143 minutes
Mr. Watanabe suddenly finds that he has terminal cancer. He vows to make his final days meaningful. His attempts to communicate his anguish to his son and daughter-in-law lead only to heartbreak. Finally, inspired by an unselfish co-worker, he turns his efforts to bringing happiness to others by building a playground in a dreary slum neighborhood. When the park is finally completed, he is able to ...